Slack for Windows

[sc:software-category ]A while ago, WordPress.org moved its communications from IRC to Slack, which seems to be taking over the Internet these days.

I’ve used Slack a bit and in general it’s a nice interface, but especially for the first while, a little flaky.  They’ve cleared up most of the issues but it’s still kind of slow.

I haven’t used their mobile app (they don’t support Windows Phone) so I can say much about it, but they’ve released a Windows desktop app so I can review it 🙂

I’ll cut right to the chase, it’s kind of crappy.

It’s mostly a wrapper for their web app, the only real advantage to it is the status icon in the Windows tray.  Other than that it is just a window that displays the web interface.

It’s just as slow (if not slower) than the web interface and doesn’t even minimize to the tray so it takes up a spot on your taskbar all the time.

Perhaps it will get better in time, but for now I’m just sticking with the web interface.

Greg

Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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Greg

Greg is the head cat at JumbleCat, with over 20 years of experience in the computer field, he has done everything from programming to hardware solutions. You can contact Greg via the contact form on the main menu above.

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